Leading cause of death in Mongolia

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The burden of non-communicable diseases is increasing globally, accounting for 70% of deaths. These include cardiovascular disease (responsible for 17.7 million deaths annually), cancer (8.8 million), respiratory diseases (3.9 million), and diabetes (1.6 million). Worldwide, hypertension (raised blood pressure) – a chronic, debilitating non-communicable disease – is estimated to cause around 10 million deaths (about 12.8% of the total of all deaths) and is a leading cause of death in Mongolia.

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